School of Humanities and Social Science - News & Events 2012
LJMU Professor goes global
Professor McDonough will appear in two episodes of the series entitled 'Hitler’s Women' which will examine the Nazi dictators often bizarre relationships with the women in his life and 'Hitler’s Private Life' which examines his relationship with his family and his entourage.
The series will premiere on Monday 2 July on the National Geographic Channel, in 165 countries, with a world-wide audience reach of 380 million people. In the UK, the series opens at 9.00 pm on 2 July, with several repeat showings throughout the week.
Professor McDonough comments:
"I have appeared on television before many times, but the immense global reach of National Geographic means my research expertise will reach through this series a very wide and diverse international TV audience."
LJMU Criminology lecturer scoops award for international curriculum
Dr Giles Barrett from LJMU’s School of Humanities and Social Science has received a
Dr Joe Yates, Director of the School of Humanities and Social Science, said: “this is a fantastic achievement and underlines the excellent work undertaken by Dr Barrett and the Criminology programme at LJMU in developing and delivering an international fieldwork aspect to their programme.
Dr Yates continued, “fieldwork like this benefits our students by widening their horizons and challenging the way they think about crime, criminalisation and state responses to it. It exposes students to different perspectives through international fieldwork offering new ways of understanding criminology and crime control. This award is testament to Giles’ professionalism and his dedication. He has made an outstanding contribution to our Criminology programme and to the experience of our students.”
In November 2011, Giles arranged a visit for final year students to travel to Gothenburg, Sweden, to undertake comparative criminological studies, balancing a programme of structured activities with sufficient free time to meet with their own research contacts and participants. According to Dr Janet Jameson, head of Criminology at LJMU, who nominated Giles for the commendation, “I was particularly impressed by the student’s enthusiasm, commitment and independence in undertaking this aspect of the module. They talked passionately about the people and issues they encountered and genuinely appeared to enjoy the experience.”
For more information about LJMU’s BA Criminology, visit ljmu.ac.uk/hss and click here to watch a video of the students recounting their trip to Gothenburg.